No. 14 Nebraska – Interpretation


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— November 27th – at Nebraska           No. 14 Nebraska 16, Colorado 14 — “General” Robert Neyland, longtime head coach at the University of Tennessee, is a legendary name in the annals of college football. In leading the Volunteers to over 160 wins in 20 seasons, the College Football Hall of Fame coach was used to winning. “Almost all games,” Neyland pointed out, “are lost by the losers, not won by the winners.” Such was the case in Memorial Stadium on Thanksgiving weekend, 1998. The Buffs, despite facing a Nebraska team equally …

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— November 14th – Boulder           Colorado 37, Iowa State 8 — At least some things could be counted upon for the 1998 Buffs. Nursing losing streaks against four of the five members of the Big 12 Northern division, Colorado could at least depend on Iowa State. The Cyclones came to Boulder for the 1998 home finale winless in Big 12 action. The Buffs desperately needed a win to keep their bowl hopes alive, and Iowa State was the perfect opponent. Oft-injured senior tailback Marlon Barnes rushed for a career-high 237 yards …

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  — October 24th – at Kansas           Kansas 33, No. 17 Colorado 17 — After committing only two penalties against Texas Tech, the Colorado Buffaloes resorted to familiar form for the 1998 season, committing 12 penalties against Kansas. The penalties, along with four turnovers and still more injuries (including key injuries to running back Marlon Barnes and quarterback Mike Moschetti), helped the Kansas Jayhawks upset 17th-ranked Colorado in Lawrence, 33-17. All phases of the game went dark for CU in the night sky in Lawrence. The Buffs’ defense, which had held …

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  — October 3rd – at Oklahoma          No. 15 Colorado 27, Oklahoma 25 — Prior to 1995, no team – not in-state rival Oklahoma State, not long time rival Nebraska – no team had ever defeated Oklahoma four consecutive times in Norman. In 1995, though, No. 4 Colorado romped over No. 10 Oklahoma 38-17 to set the new standard. With a 27-25 come-from-behind (again) win in 1998, the Colorado Buffaloes registered their fifth consecutive win over Oklahoma on their home turf, raising the bar yet again. Quarterback Mike Moschetti threw three …

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— September 26th – Boulder          No. 15 Colorado 18, Baylor 16 — The Baylor Bears, fresh off of a 33-30 win over North Carolina State (which in turn had just shocked the nation with a 24-7 win over previously 2nd-ranked Florida State) came to Boulder with aspirations of putting to rest the memories of a 2-9 1997 campaign. Baylor almost came away with the win, scoring late to pull ahead of Colorado, 16-15, with 6:31 remaining. But a 44-yard pass on third-and-ten from Adam Bledsoe, subbing for the injured Mike …

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  October 25th – at Texas           Colorado 47, Texas 30 During the week leading up to the Kansas game, the Colorado coaching staff had adopted the phrase “relentlessly positive” as the slogan for the remainder of the season. It was the staff’s intention to keep the Buffs upbeat and optimistic, despite the 2-3 start to the 1997 season. The first week of the new campaign was a great success, in part due to an inept Kansas squad which came to Boulder carrying a suspect 4-2 record (only one win over a …

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  October 18th – Boulder           Colorado 42, Kansas 6 For the first time in 1997, the Colorado Buffaloes played like the 1997 Buffaloes were predicted to play when the season started. After falling behind 3-0 early, the Buffs dominated on both sides of the line of scrimmage, posting its first easy win of the season, taking out Kansas, 42-6.  Leveling the season record at 3-3, the Buffs recorded their largest margin of victory since leveling Northeast Louisiana 66-14 early in 1995.  A night game parent’s weekend crowd of 52,097 was treated to …

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  October 11th – at Oklahoma State          No. 20 Oklahoma State 33, No. 24 Colorado 29 From a college football fan’s perspective, the 33-29 victory by No. 20 Oklahoma State over No. 24 Colorado was a great game. Plenty of offense, plenty of big plays by the defenses and special teams, numerous lead changes, and a cliff-hanger ending. Enthusiasm of the Oklahoma State homecoming crowd was dampened only by intermittent showers on a 70-degree evening in Stillwater. Colorado struck first, completing an 80-yard drive when Marlon Barnes took a pitch from John Hessler and …

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—    October 21st – at Iowa State           No. 9 Colorado 50, Iowa State 28 — Offer college football teams a 22-point win on the road against a conference opponent, and a 50-point total on the scoreboard, and most of those teams would walk away quite content. Not the Buffs. Against a 2-5 Iowa State team heading nowhere, Colorado fell asleep at the switch, allowing a 27-10 halftime lead become a 28-27 deficit before rallying for the 50-28 win.  If ever there was a “lucky” three-touchdown win, this was it. On …

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— September 16th – Boulder          No.9 Colorado 66, Northeast Louisiana 14 — Class: Get out a fresh piece of paper. It’s time to start noting all of the new school records set by the Buffs in mauling the Indians of Northeast Louisiana (now Louisiana-Monroe), 66-14.  The point total for the game set a modern record, besting by one the 65 points put up against Arizona back in 1958. Prior to the Northeast Louisiana “contest”, the highest total offensive output ever by a Buff team in CU football history was 676 …

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— Walter Mitty and Me In the Buffalo Sports News the week after the Wisconsin game, there was a photo of Rick Neuheisel being carried off of the field by his players after the opening game rout of Wisconsin.  The scoreboard, with the final of 43-7 well-illuminated, is in the background.  In the photo, Neuheisel eyeing someone in the stands with his arm and index finger raised – No. 1.  Perhaps it was for the first win of his coaching career, or where the brash young coach felt the Buffs …

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